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Textron Advances UAV Control Innovation

2016-07-21
Textron Advances UAV Control Innovation
Textron is working on a new ground control system that will be able to switch between its Aerosonde and Shadow unmanned air systems with merely the flick of a switch.

Russia Developing Microwave Weapons?

2016-07-20
Russia Developing Microwave Weapons?
Russia will arm its sixth-generation combat drones with microwave weapons. These weapons, which disable an aircraft’s electronic equipment, already exist today “and can hit targets within a radius of tens of kilometers,” said Vladimir Mikheev, a director of state-owned Russian electronics firm KRET, in an interview with TASS.

  8 incredible drone industry stats

2016-07-19
8 incredible drone industry stats
We all know the drone industry has had a bit of a PR problem from the start, particularly because “the start” mainly involved unmanned war machines. But as more people discover the amazing things drones can do—like facilitate incredible aerial photography, improve business logistics and deliver all kinds of funpublic opinion is beginning to shift. The eight drone industry stats below offer up some perspective on the magnitude of this shift.

US Air Force Selects First Enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk Pilot Training

2016-07-18
US Air Force Selects First Enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk Pilot Training
The US Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick. The first combined enlisted and officer training course will begin October 2016, with the first enlisted Airmen expected to graduate in 2017.

Anti-drone Firm Will Compete in World Competition

2016-07-17
Anti-drone Firm Will Compete in World Competition
An American company is looking to beat out tech frontrunners in the growing anti-drone industry after being accepted into a major counter-UAV contest.

UK, Leonardo Sign Deal for Unmanned Helicopter Tech

2016-07-15
UK, Leonardo Sign Deal for Unmanned Helicopter Tech
Work on an unmanned rotor-wing technology demonstrator is set to get underway following the signing of a deal between Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Helicopter Division and the British Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Thales Introduces Malaysias Ship-Launched UAV

2016-07-14
Thales Introduces Malaysias Ship-Launched UAV
Thales has revealed its new Fulmar X unmanned air vehicle at the Farnborough show, and is preparing to deliver the first two systems to launch customer the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency by the end of the year.

Avionics Services Brazil Launches Caador

2016-07-07
Avionics Services Brazil Launches Caador
Avionics Services S.A. has officially launched its “MALE” UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) class 4 Caçador (Hunter).

DJI GO App Now Includes GEO Geofencing System

2016-07-06
DJI GO App Now Includes GEO Geofencing System
DJI has introduced an improved version of its geofencing system in the latest update to the DJI GO app that controls its Phantom and Inspire aerial platforms.

Thales Gets UK 80M Watchkeeper Support Contract

2016-07-05
Thales Gets UK 80M Watchkeeper Support Contract
The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Thales a £80 million contract to deliver Support to the British Army’s combat proven Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).


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